Institution: Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne - Victoria, Australia
Increasingly young people with intellectual disability are seeking the same ordinary life outcomes as their peers, including having a paid job in the community. Research suggests that employment outcomes are improved when young people are actively involved in planning for their own life. This presentation will explore how young people can be actively engaged in learning about work and supported to make decisions about their future work opportunities. The role of work experience, paid employment and self-determination will be explored, drawing from the literature and the experiences of nine young people with intellectual disability.